Daniil Medvedev in the first round of the Australian Open will play with Frances Tiafoe. The match will take place on January 21. What will be the start of the Russian in Melbourne? – read in our prediction
Medvedev had a week to properly prepare for the Australian Open. The Russians spent their last fight on January 11 at the ATP Cup, in which he lost to the second racket of the world Novak Djokovic (1-6, 7-5, 4-6). In total, Daniil held five fights in the ATP Cup, of which the only Serb defeat was in the tournament. In all other matches, Medvedev won.
Tiafo has not yet been able to feel the taste of victories this season. In two matches played in 2020, the US representative suffered two defeats. In the opening match at the tournament in Doha, Frances in three sets lost to the Hungarian tennis player Marton Fucsovics (4-6, 6-4, 4-6), a week later Tiafoe sheathed a racket in the first round of the competition in Auckland, losing to Swede Michael Imer (4-6 7-5, 1-6).
Statistics and personal meetings
- For personal meetings, the score is 1-1
- The ratio of wins and losses for Medvedev this season is 4/1, for Tiafoe – 0/2.
Daniil Medvedev vs Frances Tiafoe Prediction
Medvedev has traditionally not been given easy starting matches, especially if the Russian gets a more or less serious opponent. With Tiafoe, Daniel met twice, in one of these games he lost. It is unlikely that the opening match at the Australian Open against Tiafoe will be an easy walk for Medvedev.
- Our prediction – Daniil Medvedev to win.